The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler has grown or morphed into part free form sampler and part journal sampler. As you can see it was Autumn when I worked it. As I listened to the radio I was constantly made ill at ease about the state or our world.
St Patricks day is always big in house as Jerry usually has a number of shows to play at since his band plays Irish Australian music. At the end of the month was earth hour which we always observe.
I used lots of different threads in this section sampler. The embroidery threads are a mix of fibers. Most are hand dyed by me using procion dyes and are wool, silk or perle cotton #5 and #8. It is worked on an evenweave 27 count fabric.
I hope over the next few weeks you enjoy seeing the close up details of this sampler as I write about it band by band.
The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide. It consists of different strips of fabric which are are stitched together to form one long strip. It currently measures 24.8 yards or 22.75 metres long and I have more bands to add.
For the full back story on this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page.
Do you want to browse previous articles in the series? You can find them easily in the Love of Stitching Band Sampler category.